— NLAPH Fellow, Year 1

"The tools and resources that were shared with me and my team throughout the National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health were indispensible for me in my growth as a leader."

Evaluation and Impact

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The Center for Health Leadership and Practice has run various academies over the years, including the National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health (NLAPH) and the California Leadership Academy for the Public's Health (CaLAPH). Both programs have benefited from an evaluation component, which takes into account the program’s background and implementation, participant satisfaction and progress, and program outcomes.

NLAPH & CaLAPH EVALUATION

Most recently, our external evaluation partners at the Center for Community Health and Evaluation surveyed and interviewed alumni from the first seven cohorts of NLAPH and the first four cohorts of CaLAPH to measure the long-term impacts of the Academies. They then prepared a report, showing the major impacts of the programs on participants. A full 95% of those who participated in the survey indicated that they have continued to apply lessons and tools from the Academy to their work since completing the program. Eighty-two percent reported that participating in the Academy had a positive impact on their career. Read more in the full 2019 NLAPH and CaLAPH Alumni Survey and Interviews Report.
 

Update from NLAPH Team "Design 4 Active Sacramento" from Cohort 2 (2013)

Design 4 Active Sacramento has continued their mission to create healthier, more equitable communities through Active Design by working closely with Sacramento County. Sacramento County is one of the pioneering jurisdictions to have successfully introduced Active Design into a comprehensive array of building and planning codes and policies, most notably the updated zoning code and design guidelines that were adopted in July 2015. In addition to developing new policies and guidelines, D4AS highlighted all the county’s Active Design supportive policies with a ‘healthy walking person’ icon. The two-year effort established a framework for ensuring that health is a primary component for development in the county and continues to spur collaboration between planning and public health professionals.  To see more on Design 4 Active Sacramento’s recent work, please see this update.
 

NLAPH

The first cohort of the National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health (NLAPH) finished their program in 2012. Since then, the program has seen…
  • 122 multisector teams that included
  • 565 fellows representing
  • 20+ disciplines from
  • 45 states and territories
For more about the program, please visit the NLAPH Program Page.
 
Every cohort of NLAPH has included an evaluation component, which takes into account the program’s background and implementation, participant satisfaction and progress, and program outcomes. See the above combined NLAPH & CaLAPH evaluation report for the most recent data.
In 2015, three issue briefs on the impact of NLAPH were created from an evaluation done at that time. These documents focus on policy, cross sector leadership, and systems change. The briefs are part of a suite of reports on results of an evaluation commissioned by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to assess the longer-term impact of NLAPH on development of critical leadership capacities and the impact on community health.

CaLAPH

The fifth cohort of CaLAPH just finished its program year. Again, we invite you to download the above combined NLAPH & CaLAPH evaluation report for the most recent data. Since the first cohort, which began in 2013, participation has included:
  • 106 leaders from
  • 22 teams representing
  • 18 counties
For more about our CaLAPH teams, please visit the CaLAPH Program Page.